Absence/Presence: Essays and Reflections on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust
Syracuse University Press, 2005 - Art - 356 pages
Since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and recognition of the Holocaust as a watershed event of the twentieth century, if not in Western Civilization itself, the capacity of art to represent this event adequately has been questioned. Contributors provide case studies that include a broad spectrum of artists from North America, Europe and Israel, and examine some of the dominant themes of their work.
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